23 Mar

How to Prepare Your Air Conditioning System for Summer

Spring might have just arrived, but before you know it, Fredericksburg will be facing yet another hot summer season. Now is the time to prep your air conditioning system for its busiest time of the year.

Here are four ways you can get your AC unit summer-ready over the next few weeks.

Change the Filters

First things first: make sure that the air flowing through your system will be clean and breathable. This means changing out those filters you’ve been meaning to address for months. Changing your AC filters will ensure that you’re not recirculating dust into your house once you start to crank down the system.

Clean the AC Condenser Coils

When you look at your outside unit, you’ll easily be able to identify the large fan and the metal that covers it. It’s possible that leaves and other obstructions have blown into the blades, and all of that will need to be removed before you start using the AC unit.

Clean the Area Around Your Unit

If large branches, leaves, dirt, trash, or other pieces of debris are cluttering the area around your air conditioning unit, you’ll need to conduct a cleanup to facilitate easy airflow.

Repair or Replace Any Damaged Pipe Insulation

Since you last used your air conditioning, the insulation in your pipes may have started to disintegrate. This can compromise the entire integrity of the system and cause your AC unit to run inefficiently. You can install new insulation on your own if you want, or you can call in an HVAC expert to handle the job.

Another great way to prepare your system for summer is to hire a local company to conduct an inspection of your AC system and home. Robert B. Payne Inc. provides high-quality service and inspections to homeowners throughout the Fredericksburg area, and they know just which problems to tackle before the summer heat arrives. Call today at (540) 373-5876 to schedule an appointment or speak with a representative.